UPDATED: Only day care centers serving essential personnel will stay open in Maryland

UPDATED: Only day care centers serving essential personnel will stay open in Maryland

34 in Montgomery County to continue to operate

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The state has ordered that all child care facilities in Maryland shut down, unless they provide care for people whose work is considered “essential,” such as medicine and law enforcement. They will operate at no cost to the essential personnel.

All child care facilities not providing care for essential personnel must shut down at the close of business on Friday, March 27. The move is to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.

A new list shows which child care centers will stay open. The list started with 12 from Montgomery County, but grew to 34 by the end of Friday:

  • Debra Weschler, 11718 Rosearbor Court, Germantown
  • Martha Whalen, 10825 Santa Anita Terrace, Damascus
  • Carmen Perlacios, 19409 Poinsettia Court, Gaithersburg
  • Children’s Castle Child Development Center, 17700 Muncaster Road, Derwood
  • Colesville Learning Center for Children, 13100 Andrew Drive, Silver Spring
  • Eden Medhanie, 11512 Sutherland Hill Way, Silver Spring
  • Gabrielle Smith, no address given
  • Gilneia Marques Pionatto, 12432 Palermo Drive, Silver Spring
  • Goddard School Clarksburg, 22010 Frederick Road, Boyds
  • Horizon Child Care, 1102 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
  • John Becker, 10211 Duvawn Place, Silver Spring
  • Monica Penaherrera, 22429 Goshen School Road, Laytonsville
  • Nuri Funes, 12206 Grandview Ave., Wheaton
  • One World Learning Center, 3200 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring
  • Rossana Espinoza-Thorndahl, 17621 Buehler Road, Olney
  • Shiny John, 2209 Aventurine Way, Silver Spring
  • Shirley Williams, 24044 Sugar Cane Lane, Gaithersburg
  • Small Wonders Child Care, 13840 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring
  • Smart-Ed Early Learning Center, 11624 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring
  • Smitha Narayanankutty, 150 Sapling Hill Way, Gaithersburg
  • The Goddard School, 900 Gaither Road, Rockville
  • Veena Duggal, 17216 Vestry Court, Rockville
  • Washinton Chavez, 17401 Bowie Mill Road, Rockville
  • Kelly Brooks, 12111 Cliftondale Drive, Silver Spring,
  • Dee Dee’s Place, 2710 Fairland Road, Silver Spring
  • Tiffani Rogers, 1604 Lemontree Lane, Silver Spring
  • Colesville Learning Center, 14015 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring
  • ABC Learning Center, 170 Randolph Road, Silver Spring
  • Holy Ground Christian Center, 17720 Muncaster Road, Derwood
  • Kindercare, 16723 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
  • Susan Palmisano, 9508 Meadow Ridge Lane, Gaithersburg
  • Vanessa Jhingory, 7500 Tarpley Drive, Rockville
  • Dee Dee’s Place, 12605 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring
  • Hanna Ashine, 13244 Copland Court, Silver Spring

A state executive order lists the types of workers considered essential.

The list includes:

  • Health providers
  • Law enforcement
  • Correctional services
  • Firefighters and other first responders
  • Employees and representatives of insurance carriers
  • National Guard personnel called to active duty
  • Staff and providers of child care or education services
  • Food distributors and suppliers
  • Transportation and delivery services
  • Gas station operators and auto repair mechanics
  • Critical infrastructure employees, including utilities, public works, water treatment and waste management

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